Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 4 - Section 4.2 - Precision and Greatest Possible Error - Exercise: 16

Answer

precision 10,000 g GPE 5,000 g

Work Step by Step

The position of the last significant digit, the tagged zero, is the ten-thousands place, so the precision is 10,000. The greatest possible error is half the precision. $GPE=0.5\times10000=5000$
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